Skip to Content


No results


No results


No results

Search Results


No results
Search events using: keywords, sponsors, locations or event type
When / Where
All occurrences of this event have passed.
This listing is displayed for historical purposes.

Museum of Anthropological Archaeology pres.

Using Behavioral Ecology to Understand Mobility among Prehistoric Andean Hunter-Gatherers

Lauren Pratt, Graduate Student, University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

In his monograph Toward a Behavioral Ecology of Lithic Technology (2009), Todd Surovell models mathematically the economics of prehistoric hunter-gatherers’ production, use, and discard of lithic technologies. Although there is great potential in his models to extend our understanding of hunter-gatherer mobility patterns and landscape use, they have received little empirical testing in the decade since publication. This talk describes the application of one subset of his models—those that use proportions of the lithic assemblage to estimate site occupation length—to a diachronic study of Cunchaicha, a stratified, multi-component prehistoric rock shelter of the Peruvian Andes.

Explore Similar Events

  •  Loading Similar Events...
Report Event As Inappropriate Contact Event Organizers
Back to Main Content